Aboriginal Oral Traditions: Theory, Practice, Ethics is a collection of nine papers originally presented at a 2005 conference coordinated by Gorsebrook Research Institute, Nova Scotia. The objective of the conference was to bring together scholars who considered oral traditions of Aboriginal Peoples and how this related to traditional knowledge production and preservation. The conference attracted scholars from various disciplines such as Native Studies, law, education, anthropology, the arts, and linguistics.
Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada is authored by Renate Eigenbrod who teaches Aboriginal Literature in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. Eigenbrod argues that politically correct silence is not the answer but instead does a disservice to the literature that, like all literature, depends on being read, taught, and disseminated in various ways.
Creating Community: A Roundtable on Canadian Aboriginal Literature is a special book about imagination and challenge. We know that writers try to tell us things. We know that what they tell is culturally-based. But what exactly are Aboriginal authors trying to tell us? Fifteen authors and scholars discuss Aboriginal literature in its unique Canadian context. Essays discuss authors' works such as Lee Maracle's Ravensong; Thomas King's Medicine River; Armand Garnet Ruffo's Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney; and works by Shirley Sterling and Tomson Highway.